This page lists all the resources available from Dr Sara Wickham on the topics of post-term pregnancy and induction of labour.
Sara is an author and researcher who wrote her PhD thesis on post-term pregnancy (completed in 2008).
She has written two bestselling books on induction of labour. They are Inducing Labour: making informed decisions and In Your Own Time: how western medicine controls the start of labour and why this needs to stop.
Sara Wickham speaks all over the world on this topic from the perspective of wanting women and families to make the decisions that are right for them.
This page lists all of the resources on this topic that are available on this website.
Sara’s books on induction of labour
In Your Own Time
Which induction book do I need?
Key articles for women and families:
Five questions to ask if you’re offered induction of labour
Are there good reasons to induce labour?
What is a stretch and sweep?
How to cancel a labour induction?
What is the evidence?
Induction of labour at or before 42 weeks of pregnancy: new evidence
Induction for big baby: what’s the evidence?
Induction for advanced maternal age
Induction for gestational diabetes: what’s the evidence?
Questioning induction of labour in older women
Women’s experiences of induction
Women are not given adequate information about induction
Induction of labour: what do women think?
Why are some women dissatisfied after induction of labour?
More evidence on why women are dissatisfied after induction of labour
How do women feel about induction of labour for post-term pregnancy?
Women’s experiences of cervical ripening
The other side of the picture
Trends in induction of labour
Why your estimated due date might need a rethink
Induction associated with more interventions and adverse outcomes
Induction increases the chance of caesarean
Induction of labour and avoidable harm
Does induction really reduce the likelihood of caesarean section?
Further evidence that inducing labour in healthy women increases the chance of caesarean
Has the pandemic affected induction of labour?
Explaining the induction postcode lottery
Questioning the Guidance
The 2021 NICE guideline on inducing labour
Ten reasons to question the draft NICE Guideline on inducing labour
Research updates and discussion articles
Women’s LMP dates are just as accurate as scans…
Pregnancy length varies even more than we thought…
The madness of modern measurement
Whatever happened to the precautionary principle?
Can I have a natural placental birth after induction?
Induction, augmentation and autism…
Let’s be clear: labour onset is either spontaneous OR induced!
Membrane sweeping for induction of labour
Castor oil for labour induction
Journeying With Women: holistic midwives and relationship
Post-term Pregnancy: The Problem of the Boundaries
Stretching the fabric: from technocratic normal limits to holistic midwives’ negotiations of normalcy
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